Event: Strengthening the work of the UN Security Council on SGBV

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Justice Rapid Response, UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights invite you to an event on the sidelines of the Security Council open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. This event, to be held on 23 April, will feature former gender advisors from UN human investigations on Myanmar and Syria, and the Head of the Independent, International, Impartial Mechanism for Syria, sharing the outcome of their work and strategies in documenting sexual and gender-based violence and in the integration of a gender perspective. The organizers of the event seek to share key guidance and practice of UN inquiries to open a discussion with decisionmakers in New York on the strategic use of these inquiries, particularly relevant for the Security Council and the women, peace and security agenda, to strengthen policy and practice on preventing and addressing conflict-related sexual violence.

To attend, register by Friday, 19 April here: http://bit.ly/2OQeOjP

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11

1:15-2:45pm, Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Liechtenstein, the Gambia, Ireland and the United Kingdom

Read the event’s concept note here: